Sony HDW-1800

Sony HDW-1800

HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

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 Sony HDW-1800 HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

Sony HDW-1800
Product Code : HDW1800

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Affordable HDCAM studio editing recorder. Capable of Recording and playback HDCAM 1080/59.94i, 50i, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 23.98PsF and 24PsF formats. 3-2 pull down is available by using option board HKDW-104. This deck inherited all editing functions from HDW-2000 series, such as DMC, audio split, pre-read and audio cross-fade editing. A color LCD panel on the control panel displays various type of information including audio level meter and time data. The LCD unit also displays video when playback or recording. Built-in down converter enables to output 480/59.94i or 576/50i. Up to 3 packets of VANC metadata can be recorded and played back. Non-audio recording is available such as Dolby-E or AC3. By using HKDW-104 option board, 720/50P or 720/59.94P output is available. The HKDW-105 i.LINK (HDV) input option board can be installed to record the i.LINK (HDV) signals from HDV devices onto HDCAM tapes.

• HDCAM recording and playback - 1080/59.94i, 50i, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 23.98PsF and 24PsF
• Built-in down converter enables to output 480/59.94i or 576/50i from HD
• Simple control panel with color LCD panel which can display audio level meter, time data and playback/recording picture
• DMC, Pre-read, audio split and audio cross-fade editing
• Up to 3 packets of VANC metadata recording and playback
• Non-audio data such as Dolby-E or AC3 can be recorded
• RS-422 connector is equipped for Sony 9pin remote control
• Option HKDW-104 enables 3-2 pull down output or 720P conversion output
• Option HKDW-105 enables to record HDV input via i.LINK onto HDCAM tape
• Video remote controller HKDV-900 can be connected
• Remote editing controller RM-280 can be connected




HDCAM format The HDCAM format uses the same 12.65-mm width tape as the conventional Betacam series. It provides high definition images, offering up to two hours of recording. High-quality 20bit/48kHz digital audio is supported in HDCAM format and there are four digital audio input/output channels.
Control panel with LCD display The control panel contains an LCD display unit to display various types of information including time data. The display mode can be changed to show the video which is currently recorded or played back.
Function menu You can use the function buttons on the LCD display and the MULTI CONTROL knob to easily carry out many of the operations and make many of settings supported by the unit. The current settings can be checked on the LCD display.
DMC editing This allows automatic editing with a varying playback speed memorized beforehand for an edit segment.
Pre-read editing This allow you to playback pre-recorded video and audio material, edit it by applying effects with an external device, and then recorded in real time on the same tape.
Cross-fade editing In audio editing, you can fade the audio track. You can select cut-in, fade-in, fade-out or cross-fade.
Built-in down converter This unit has HD to SD down converter function and can output SD SDI and analog composite signals as well as HD SDI.
Remote control function This unit can be controlled from an external remote controller or editor through an interface complying with RS-422A (Sony 9pin). Additionally a parallel (50pin) interface is also fitted as standard, supporting easy external control through the parallel interface.
3-2 pull down playback and 720P output function (optional) The HKDW-104 option board can be installed in this unit to carry out 3-2 pull down playback and 720P output.
HDV (i.LINK) input (optional) The HKDW-105 option board can be installed in this unit to record the i.LINK (HDV) signals from HDV devices onto HDCAM tapes.
Analog Audio Performance Specifications
A/D Quantization 20 bit/sample
Crosstalk Less than -80 dB
(at 1 kHz between any two channels)
D/A Quantization 20 bit/sample
Distortion Less than 0.05%
(at 1 kHz emphasis ON reference level)
Dynamic Range More than 95 dB
(at 1 kHz emphasis ON)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
+0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
Analog Composite Out Performance Specifications
Bandwidth Y: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB
R-Y/B-Y: 0 to 2.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB
Differential Gain 2% or less
Differential Phase 2% or less
K factor (2T pulse) 1% or less
Output SCH Phase Based upon RS-170A/CCIR R.624-3
S/N Ratio 53 dB or more
Y/C Delay 20 ns or less
Digital Audio Performance Specifications
Headroom 20 dB (18 dB selectable)
Quantization 20 bits/sample
Sampling Frequency 48 kHz (synchronized with video)
Wow & flutter Below measurable level
Digital Video Performance Specifications
Channel Coding S-I-NRZI PR-IV
Compression Coefficient recording system
Error Correction Reed-Solomon code
Quantization 10 bit/sample (compression: 8 bit/sample)
Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz
R-Y/B-Y: 37.125 MHz
General Specifications
124 min (w/ BCT124HDL Caas) 59.94i
149 min (w/ BCT124HDL Cass) 50i
40 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass) 59.94i
48 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass) 50i
50 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass) 24PsF
Applications Studio Recorder/Player
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches
(427 x 174 x 544 mm)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 3 min with BCT-D124L cassette
Format HDCAM
Load/Unload Time 6 s or less (both L and S cassettes)
Operating Humidity 25 to 90%
Operating Temperature 41 to 104 °F (+5 to +40 °C)
Power Consumption 150 W
Power Requirements 100 to 240 V
50/60 Hz
Servo Lock Time 0.6 s or less (59.94i and 29.97PsF from standby on)
0.7 s or less (50i 25PsF 24PsF 23.98PsF from standby on)
Storage Temperature -4 to +140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Tape Format HDCAM
Weight 48 lb 8 oz (22 kg)
General - Search Speed Range Shuttle Mod Specifications
HDCAM Still to ±50 times normal speed playback (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
Still to ±58 times normal speed playback (50i and 25PsF)
Still to ±60 times normal speed playback (24PsF and 23.98PsF)

General - Search Speed Range Variable Mo Specifications

HDCAM -1 to +2 times normal speed playback
JOG Mode Still to ±1 times normal speed playback

General - Tape Speed Specifications

HDCAM 96.7 mm/s (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
80.6 mm/s (50i and 25PsF)
77.4 mm/s (24PsF and 23.98PsF)
Input/Output Specifications
Analog Audio Input (CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR-3-pin type (female) x 5
Low off: -60 dBu high impedance balanced
High off: +4 dBu high impedance balanced
High on: -4 dBm 600 Ω termination balanced
Analog Audio Monitor Output XLR-3-pin type (male) x 2
+4 dBm at 600 Ω load
Low Impedance
Analog Audio Output (CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR-3-pin type (male) x 5
+4 dBm (600 Ω load)
Low impedance
Analog Composite Output BNC x 3 (RS-170A including one character out and one WFM out)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω Sync Negative
Control Panel D-sub 15-pin
Digital Audio Input (CH1/2 3/4)
BNC x 2
Digital Audio Output (CH1/2 3/4)
BNC x 4
HD-SDI Input BNC x 1 (SMPTE 292M)
Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
HD-SDI Output BNC x 3 (SMPTE 292M including one character out)
Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
HD/SD Reference Video Input 1 BNC x 2 (with a loop-through)
Tri-level sync
0.6 Vp-p 75Ω Sync Negative
HD/SD Reference Video Input 2 BNC x 2 (with a loop-through)
Tri-level sync
0.6 Vp-p 75Ω Sync Negative
Headphone Output JM-60 Stereo phone jack
(-∞ to -12 dBu at 8 Ω load unbalanced)
Parallel Remote D-sub 50-pin (x1)
Remote 1 Input D-sub 9-pin (x2)
Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote 1 Input/Output D-sub 9-pin (x2)
Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote Control D-sub 9-pin
RS-232C interface
SDI Output BNC x 3 (SMPTE 259M including one character out)
Serial Digital (270 Mb/s)
Time Code Input XLR-3-pin type (female) x 1
0.5 to 18 Vp-p
10 kΩ
XLR-3-pin type (female) x 1
0.5 to 18 Vp-p
10 kΩ
Time Code Output XLR-3-pin type (male) x 1
2.2 Vp-p
Low impedance
Video Control D-sub 9-pin
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